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Drew Doughty takes butt-end of stick to the face, not happy about it (GIF)

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Take a moment and how imagine how much it would hurt if an NHL athlete jabbed you in the face with the butt-end of his stick. How long would you be out of commission if that happened to you?

While I will acknowledge that you, kind reader, might be tougher than I am, I will still lay out the scenario if that ever happened to me. My jaw would hurt for a week at a minimum. I would be relegated to smoothies for all my meals. Also, I would be woefully unhappy and I would whine a lot.

Whether you feel that way or not you about yourself, you can certainly understand why Drew Doughty wasn’t thrilled when he took the butt-end of a stick to the face in game one of the Stanley Cup Finals between the Los Angeles Kings and New York Rangers.

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Doughty probably wasn’t happy partially because it didn’t feel great, but even more because he felt a penalty should have been called. He passionately made that case to the officially as he re-enacted the situation.

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The stakes are at their highest, so each little turn, shot, call, and non-call matters. It is hard to blame Doughty for being upset that this play went unnoticed by the referees.

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